Friday, February 18, 2022

An Easy Quiche Recipe, and the Homemade Crust to go with it.

The other day I wanted a Quiche, so here is what I decided on, and it turned out well. You may want to try it too!
Ingredients for Crust:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
5 teaspoons cold water or so...

Step 1. Place flour, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Sprinkle in the chopped butter; rub butter into the flour until it resembles bread crumbs. Sprinkle water over the flour mixture, a teaspoon at a time, stirring lightly with a fork. Add just enough water to allow the dough form a ball and cleanly leave the sides of the bowl. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll out dough, and place in a 9 inch pie/quiche pan. Use a fork to prick holes over the bottom of the pastry.
Step 3. Bake crust in preheated oven for 30 minutes before filling with quiche custard of your choice.
For The Quiche.
3 large eggs
2 cups milk or Half and Half cream
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup cooked ham chopped
1 ½ cups shredded cheese divided
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Press pie crust into a 9" pie plate, crimping the top edges if desired.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk/cream, salt and pepper.
Sprinkle ham, 1 cup of cheese into the pie crust and pour the egg mixture over top. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup cheese on top of egg mixture.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the center is completely set.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The 1964 Cream Cheese Brownie Recipe

I can remember having this Cream Cheese Brownie only once, when I was a Cub Scout, and the Den Mother made them. I remembered them as being very good, and I have thought of making them many times since then, and now I have. Not only I, but everyone else who tried them liked them very much. They were just as I remembered, and now you can also try them, and see!

1 pkg (4 ounces) Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate (I used Nestle Cocao)
5 tablespoons butter
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup unsifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Calumet Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Melt chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter over very low heat. Stir. Cool. Cream 2 tablespoons butter with cheese. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, creaming until fluffy. Blend in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Set aside.
Beat 2 eggs until light-colored. Slowly beat in remaining 3/4 cup sugar until mixture thickens. Add baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup flour. Blend in chocolate mixture, 1 teaspoon vanilla, nuts and almond extract.
Spread half of the chocolate batter in greased 8 or 9-inch square pan. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Spoon remaining chocolate batter over top. Then zigzag knife through batter to obtain marble effect. Bake in moderate oven (350F) about 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool. Cut into 24 squares. Enjoy!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Potatoes and Penne Noodles in White Gravy, Excellent!

I was wondering the other day what to make for dinner, and this is what came of that. I have since looked through the internet for another recipe, and found none. So...did I come up with not only something new, but delicious as well? You be the judge.

Two large potatoes
Roughly 3 cups of Penne noodles
White gravy (instructions below)

Cut potatoes into small chuncks, and boil as normal. Before they are quite done, add Penne noodles, and continue to boil until noodles are soft. The potatoes should also be finished at this point. Remove from stove, and begin the gravy.
White gravy recipe:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2–2 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium low heat.
Add the flour whisking continuously for about 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth and creamy.
Whisk in the cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
Continue cooking while whisking frequently until gravy has thickened to your desired consistency.
Pour over the potatoes, and noodles, and mix. That's it, you're done, Enjoy!
Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

I was thinking about Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie the other day, and though I hadn't had it for years, so...I thought I would make one.
It's very easy, just pre cut cookie dough, and ice cream (your choice).

1 package of refrigerated precut chocolate chip cookie dough. 1 quart (or so) chocolate chip ice cream, or your favorite flavor.

Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Personally, I took the pan out after 15 minutes, and pressed the cookies down into pie crust shape, as they had risen too high. Cool on a wire rack.

Spoon the ice cream into crust. Cover and freezer for 1 hour. Drizzle with chocolate cup syrup, if desired. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Amazing Apple Butter Biscuits!

Not only do these Apple Butter Biscuits taste great, they also smell wonderful while baking! The recipe is very easy, and quick to make...another plus.
You really should try these ASAP...really!

Without further is the recipe. APPLE BUTTER BISCUITS
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter
3/4 cup apple butter
1 tablespoon of water
In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in Apple Butter just until moistened. Add water slowly, until you get a dough consistency.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times.

Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a biscuit cutter, or a appropriate size glass, which is what I used. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, serve with honey, or butter, though I used apple butter, and it was amazing!

See how easy that was?

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

First Day of Fall Soup


Looking for a way to celebrate the First day of Fall, and feed your family too? 

Try this amazing soup. It's very easy, and quick to make. 

1: Six small potatoes, cooked, and cut into pieces.
2: Twelve cherry tomatoes, sliced (long ways). 
3: One stalk of celery, chopped. 
4: One can of V8 juice. 
Once potatoes are cooked, and cut, place all ingredients into a 1 1/2 quart pot, add the V8 juice, and top off with water. salt and pepper to taste. 
Cook on medium heat until celery is tender, about 20 minutes. Enjoy 🍁

Monday, January 13, 2020

Snowball Cookies. Oldfashioned, and Delicious!

Snowball Cookies, just like your grandmother use to make, and they are surprisingly easy and quick to make, and sure to bring big smiles to many faces!

1 cup Butter,softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups finely chopped pecans
Powdered sugar for rolling.

Cream butter and sugar in medium bowl until creamy. Add vanilla; beat until well mixed.
Add flour and pecans; beat at low speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while still warm and again when cool.

Be sure to let me know if you tried these, and how they turned out for you.